"A broken thumb stopped Erik Gustafsson in Denmark."
"In Slovakia, the Chicago poängstarke back meant to be with all the way up to a new world CHAMPIONSHIP gold."
"I'll do everything I can for us to take third straight gold medals," he says."
"Three Crowns-hill pulls up tröjärmen, spanning the thumb and shows the left hand about scars shining white in the glow of korridorbelysningen in DRFG Arena in Brno."
"" I have not been so kind to protect it from the sun. But it feels good, I feel nothing, " says Erik Gustafsson."
"The broken thumb stopped the 27-year-old from to be with all the way up to the Blågults second straight world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medal."
"On the other hand, it turned out to be an injury that made summer leave from the NHL's Chicago was the start of a new experience in my career on the other side of the Atlantic."
"After three years in the NHL were mixed up with the matches in the farmarligan he decided that I had had enough with"
"– I took hold of myself a little bit, " he says."
" I didn't want it this year, it was enough. I don't like Rockford so much, and felt that I would not need to go there. I took me by the collar and decided for myself. It was almost as if it was the last chance."
"TT: What do you like not Rockford?"
"– It is a hell of a skitstad. It is no fun to be there. "
"TT: Chicago is better?"
"– a much, Much better. I would rather use several windy days in a row in Chicago than on a sunny day in Rockford."
"the Determination turns out to be everything Erik Gustafsson needed."
' With 60 points (17+43), he became the regular season poängbäste back among the swedes; six points better than Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman, and a further nine before the duo of John Klingberg, Dallas, and Erik Karlsson, San Jose."
"I had a goal to play in the NHL the entire season, but to make the 60 points and 17 goals... It is pretty good when I think about it," he says."
" I was one of the club's leading slopes, from not having played anything. I think I made it pretty good. I took hold of it."
"just As well it was not for Chicago. After a heavy start got coach Joel Quenneville was fired after three Stanley Cup titles in just over eleven years in the club and was replaced by the former Mora IK-coach Jeremy Colliton."
"Rockaden helped not, after all, and the team missed the playoffs for the second year in a row."
"In the long term, think svenskbacken still that Chicago will return to the level where they are constantly seen as a aspirant to the title."
"But before it is time to take on a new season in the NHL is aiming for another title: world CUP-gold."
"With the start of Carlson Hockey Games for you to then continue in the world CHAMPIONSHIP in Slovakia hope Erik Gustafsson be able to take a ansvarsfylld place among the other storbackar as Oliver Ekman Larsson and Mattias Ekholm."
"– It will be tough to take a leading role, but I will do everything I can for us to take third straight gold medals, " he says."
"– And this time, I'll be with on the whole trip."